Roberta Smith
Criticism in the Expanded Field


Wednesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr. 

Roberta Smith was born in New York City in 1947, raised in Lawrence, Kansas, and graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1969. She has written art criticism for the New York Times since 1986. She was art critic for the Village Voice from 1981 to 1985 and in the 1970s, wrote for ArtforumArt in America, and Arts Magazine. She worked on the Donald Judd catalogue raisonné and has contributed essays to museum catalogs on various artists, including Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray, and Cy Twombly. Smith has lectured widely and taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York and the Rhode Island School of Design. She received art criticism grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1975 and 1980. In 2003 she received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association. Smith lives in New York City with her husband, Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York magazine.  Co-sponsored by SAIC's Visiting Artists Program, Department of Painting and Drawing, and New Arts Journalism program.  


Roberta Smith's 2013 Art Highlights, the New York Times, 12/12/13
Roberta Smith's lecture at The New School (Part One), 11/5/09
Roberta Smith's lecture at the New School (Part Two), 11/5/09
"In Conversation: Roberta Smith," Brooklyn Rail interview, 4/6/09